According to a Bloomberg report, Twitchs' senior vice president for global creators Constance Knight announced to colleagues this week that she would leave the company.
The timing of the internal email is likely to match President Dan Clancy's public letter revealing forthcoming changes to the platform's subscription revenue splits. It's difficult to tell whether Knight's move is related to Bloomberg's email, but she already has a position elsewhere set up.
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Knight's letter states that she's taking on a position that allows for tremendous growth for me both professionally and personally. Knight has been working for Twitch for just over a year. She's also worked at Instagram for over eight years in creative roles.
According to a Variety report from when she was hired last July, Knight was responsible for directing efforts to enhance the overall livestreaming experience for its livestreaming partners. Constance has not publicly announced her departure on Twitter or updated her LinkedIn profile.
Her departure comes as the platform appears to be prioritizing profitability through changes to subscription revenue splits and increasingly incentivizing that streamers run advertisements.
Twitch's chief content officer Michael Aragon and chief operations officer Sara Clemens both left Lululemon for a senior advisor at Blackstone Growth, according to Bloomberg. Both of those positions have been filled.
In the streaming world, the executive exodus isnt limited to Twitch. Lester Chen was previously the global head of gaming creators at YouTube, and has since become a partner and gaming creator lead at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his departure, Ryan Fwiz Wyatt left his position at YouTube as senior managing director and global head of gaming to become the CEO of Polygon Studios.
Twitch confirmed that Constance Knight has resigned from her role at Twitch on September 23 at 5:57pm CT. However, she did not provide further information.